Will Young slams The Grand Tour for homophobia after Jeremy Clarkson skit

Will Young has slammed Amazon's The Grand Tour, saying that some of the jokes made on the show were "homophobic".

The 42-year-old's anger is directed at a 2019 episode, in which Jeremy Clarkson drives a pink Jeep Wrangler and his co-stars Richard Hammond and James May make offensive jokes according to Young, reports the Mirror.

All three presenters left Top Gear in 2015 before starting The Grand Tour.

Speaking to The Times the singer said: "The producers chose to make the main narrative 'Jeremy Clarkson is driving a hairdresser's car. Basically, Jeremy Clarkson is gay'.

"They had him wearing a pink shirt. They spray the car pink. They have him playing It's Raining Men."

Young thought that Hammond was "the worst" of the three presenters because "he says things like 'I've got lots of gay friends'", and added that he wished the 51-year-old would "take responsibility".

The singer had previously spoken out about The Grand Tour on Twitter, but was upset after fans rallied round the presenters and called Young a "snowflake".

At the time, the he wrote: "1. I love cars always have always will. 2. I loved going on Top Gear 3. Excited about watching new Top Gear and I’m afraid 3 heterosexual men SO uncomfortable with their sexuality that they reference in some lame way a Wrangler Jeep being a gay man's car.

"…. and then Hammond and May’s ‘quips’ to Clarkson wearing chaps, a pink shirt, he should get some moisturiser . It’s f***ing pathetic and actually homophobic.

"And screw them and the show and Amazon (who by the way is a wonderful organisation I hope to forge a relationship).

"And you know what really f***s me off is this is a DECISION by the producers. Let’s make one of the narratives the ‘gay Jeep’ how DARE you, you obtuse, bigoted immature babies of men."

The next day Young added: "No word from @PrimeVideo so @Ofcom beckons. Enough is enough and I’m p***ed and fed up.

"I want Amazon Prime and the producers of grand tour to meet young lgbt who want to kill themselves because of shaming and laughter and normalising of shaming homophobic narratives.

"I DON’T drive a Wrangler Jeep. I DON’T wear pink shirts . I DON’T wear a***less chaps. You can be honest and funny without this ridiculous 'lad' ooh being gay and let’s laugh about its mentality.

"It’s repulsive and how DARE you do it and put it out @PrimeVideo."

He concluded: "Is there a legal case? Who knows……. watch this space."

The Daily Star has approached a representative for Amazon Prime, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May for comment.

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